From Liberace to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash to Joan Jett, the wooden boards of the York Fair stage have held the feet of some of the greatest performers of all time.
And now those floorboards are available in the form of a limited edition souvenir.
The wooden Toyota Grandstand Stage floor was replaced this summer with concrete after some structural concerns, said Gene Schenck, president of the York Fair.
"We had some boards that were beginning to rot, and we were worried about them falling through the stage," Schenck said.
When fair officials started to think of the hundreds of performers who had graced that stage with their presence, they realized that Yorkers might want to hold onto the boards that supported so many of their favorite artists.
The old boards were turned into paperweight-sized souvenirs that are three square inches and about an inch thick. There are 700 available for $10 each, with a serial number and a pamphlet listing every performer who has been on the stage from 1901 to 2011.
They began selling the wooden boards on Friday, and they will be available until the fair ends at the information kiosk in Times Square, where all of the midways come together at the fairgrounds, Schenck said.
If any are left after the fair, they will be available for purchase from the fair office.
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